Photoland: Petrified!

Walt Disney famously gave his wife a huge hunk of petrified tree as an anniversary gift, and it became a permanent part of the park when she “accidentally” left it in Frontierland near the Rivers of America.

Photoland: Petrified!

The tree itself has changed little over the years (as a petrified tree, it no longer blooms, grows, or bears fruit), but Frontierland has certainly changed around it. In the background, you can just make out Rainbow Ridge, the town that served as an entrance to the beloved Mine Train Through Nature’s Wonderland Attraction (which later served as inspiration for Fantasyland’s Alice in Wonderland attraction).

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